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Disney+ Hotstar plans to make interaction easier for cricket fans while maintaining social distance during IPL

Users will also be able to use interactive emoji stream join in the action by expressing themselves using ‘Hotshots’ selfies or a new video feature ‘Duets’.

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Disney+ Hotstar VIP is making it easier for users to interact with each other while maintaining social distancing during the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. And it is doing this by adding new features to the interactive Watch’N Play social feed that allows the virtual community to share their thoughts and support while watching the matches live on the website or the app. 

They will also be able to use interactive emoji stream join in the action by expressing themselves using ‘Hotshots’ selfies or a new video feature ‘Duets’. This lets fans create customized videos showcasing their popular shots and reactions of their Dream 11 IPL Heroes. Also mentioned is that the best ones will be showed on Star Sports.

“Over the past few years, IPL has become the most loved sporting tournament in the country. After several months of the lockdown, we believe that this tournament can be a catalyst in ushering in new optimism and smiles in India, with millions of fans cheering together from all parts of the country. Our use of technology in presenting this immersive experience will not only set a global benchmark but also redefine the way we watch and enjoy sports in the coming years,” said Uday Shankar - President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India.

For those unaware, all LIVE matches will be exclusively available to Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Disney+ Hotstar Premium members starting September 19. In addition, Disney+ Hotstar VIP has tied up with Jio and Airtel. Both will offer prepaid. recharge plans bundled with a 12-months subscription to Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

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